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Latest exam updates

Practical Session 2 Update - USA

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners And we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for October-December. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades https://gb.abrsm.org/en/performancegrades/ internationally starting before the end of 2020 and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory November Update - USA

We are still in the process of confirming with our Representatives whether Music Theory exams can take place in every area, based on local official advice. However, we can confirm that the Theory exams in the following areas below have been cancelled. All other areas are currently scheduled to hold a Music Theory exam, however we are monitoring the situation closely and will be in touch if anything changes.

Arizona
California
Colorado
Illinois
Maryland
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Seattle
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Piano Star Skills Builder

Here are audio tracks for the four scale harmonisations and several pieces from Piano Star Skills Builder. These provide an opportunity for the pupil to play-along at home and create a duet on their own!

Each piece has a two-bar ‘count-in’, given by percussion instruments indicating the beat, before the music starts. We’ve selected a reasonable speed for each piece, but you can alter the speed using ABRSM’s Speedshifter app.

We hope you and your pupils find these tracks useful, and that they add to your enjoyment of the book.

David Blackwell and Karen Marshall

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